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About Me

In 1986, a man was born with the skills and attention to detail needed to methodically test video games and search out bugs which could otherwise make your game unplayable. Today, still wanted by many companies, he lives as a contract video game tester. If you have a game, if no one else can test it, and if I'm available, maybe you can hire... Me.

What I'm Playing
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
    Ubisoft

    Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag begins in 1715, when pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.

  • The LEGO Movie: Videogame (PS4)
    The LEGO Movie: Videogame (PS4)
    Warner Bros Entertainment Limited

    In a scenario drawn from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts you into the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person--and the key to saving the world. Guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

    In The LEGO Movie Videogame you will be able to collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build construction sets or harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations along the way. With more than 90 characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, you can build and adventure like never before.

CyberGrim

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Who Am I?

Video games have been a passion my whole life, ever since I first booted up my Dad's dust filled Spectrum ZX back in 1988. I still remember the "good ol' days" with great fondness. A time where getting the game to actually load was an achievement in itself. Having to rewind my games at the end of a long play session seems something akin to writing on stone tablets now but back then it was a necessity.

At the age of about 12 I started to get interested in coding, just HTML at first, but that naturally led on to JavaScript, which led on to Java, and onwards to C++. There's nothing I love more (other than playing the games of course) than writing, whether that's writing the code itself or writing about them in a journalistic sense. I love writing. I'm a creative mind, a hard worker and I can always make sure that the work gets done to an extremely high standard. Every time.

Whatever it is you need, use the 'Contact Me' page using the link over there on the right and I'll see what I can do for you. I'm very accomodating so you can rest assured that you'll get exactly what you want.

So, what makes me the perfect person to ask about your needs?

Video Game Tester

As I said I've played games since a very young age, I've played all types of games along the way, couple that with a Bachelor's Degree (with Honours) in Computer Games Programming and you'll soon see that I have the skills needed to spot bugs in games that could potentially go unnoticed otherwise.

I have a keen eye for detail, a good communicative attitude and great pride in my work. Hiring me would mean that you get a comprehensive bug test, a good list of detailed bug reports and a dedicated, honest and trustworthy member of your team. Proof of my ability to do these things to a very high standard is the fact the I do most of my video game testing as a contract worker for Testology, winner of the 2010 Develop Award for Best Services. Testology only hire testers who are the best at what they do; and passionate about it to boot. I'm very proud to be a member of their testing team.

While freelance video game testing is how I make my living, money isn't the reason I do this. I want to make games fun for the end user, as a gameplay programmer that was to program the actual game itself, as a games tester that is to get rid of every single bug your game might have, so that when it goes to the consumer they can concentrate on enjoyment instead of frustration.

Video Game Journalist

I've always enjoyed writing, whether it's code or full prose I love the sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard, I love the idea that my views and opinions are being read by potentially thousands of people, and I love that they keep coming back to hear what I have to say. I write for myself mostly, because I want to say something, people don't have to read it for me to keep doing it. I think that's what makes a good journalist and writer, someone who writes for themselves mostly while accompanying the audience at the same time, making sure their needs are met to a high standard.

Whether I'm writing video game reviews, video game news or just writing stories in general, I always think it's nice to think that what I have to say might change someone's outlook on something, just as I hope that this small piece of writing will change your outlook on me. I write to a high quality, I am punctual, accurate and I've always got a few ideas for potential articles so if you're an editor for a magazine or website, and want me to pitch some article ideas, contact me